A place where everyone is known and belongs.
At Hope Academy, we invest strongly in the care, welfare and happiness of our community. Each year group has both a Head of Year and a Pastoral Manager who are available for both parents/carers and students, throughout the day, to support their pastoral needs. Heads of Year focus on the well-being, behaviour and attendance of our students and work closely with them in a supportive way. Within each year group, we have an excellent team of Inspire Tutor, which enables students to make good progress and further helps to foster a sense of family and support.
To ensure outstanding support and care is embedded across the Academy, we have introduced a House System, alongside our year groups structure, which further creates a sense of family and belonging. Each of our students are allocated to a House (Taizé, Iona, Corrymeela and Othona) which allows students, across all year groups, to work together and get to know each other in a supportive and collaborative way.
Each House has its own base within the Academy which is led by our staff Heads of House. Heads of House are responsible for rewarding and celebrating students as well as organising House competitions. Within each House, students can apply to be House Ambassadors for their Inspire Group and House Captain or Vice House Captain when they are in Year 10. Throughout the academic year, students will gain Reward Points through showing the Academy Core Values of: Respect, Courage and Ambition and these Reward Points will contribute to the House total in the annual competition to win the House Cup. Over the academic year, students will be encouraged to take part in a range of events organised for their House to develop their LORIC skills. The House System offers an inclusive approach and an opportunity for all members of staff and all students to feel part of a team and family network. We are proud to celebrate the achievements and successes of our Hope Academy students.